U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
New CBP Trade Strategy
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued the CBP Trade Strategy, detailing how it intends to balance trade and security interests. CBP is housed within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and, together with fellow DHS agency the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is responsilbel for implementing many of the U.S. regulations governing international aviation shipments. In conjunction with other agencies, CBP requires advance electronic data on shipments, assesses the data using risk management techniques, and determines whether shipments may enter U.S. commerce. CBP's Trade Strategy presents a five-year plan with the following goals: facilitation of legitimate trade while ensuring compliance; enforcement of trade laws and accurate collection of revenues; advancement of national and economic security; and modernization of CBP's trade processes. For the full report, click here.